Sadio Mane Now The Highest Paid African Footballer
Senegal international Sadio Mane is set to become Africa’s highest-paid footballer, overtaking Liverpool forward Mohammed Salah and Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez.
The 30-year-old Mane is joining Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich next summer after a £31.5 million buyout clause was activated.
Mane who is traveling to Germany tomorrow for medical tests, has agreed on joining Bayern with his new contract running for 3 years.
Bayern will pay €32m guaranteed fee for Sadio Mané. Contract already set to be signed, valid until June 2025. Liverpool wanted to sign Nunez in order to approve Sadio’s departure. 🚨🤝 #LFC
Liverpool will also receive add-ons, for a maximum of potential €40m total fee package. pic.twitter.com/9uqzXJ3s17
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 17, 2022
🚨 Sadio Mane will sign a three-year contract with Bayern Munich that runs until 2025 and he is scheduled to undergo a medical with the German champions next week before completing the transfer #FCBayern #LFC @TheAthleticUK https://t.co/wruATv4Z7W
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) June 17, 2022
According to Sportbible, Mane is expected to be pocketing £250 000 a week at Bayern, a figure which doubles his salary at Liverpool. At Liverpool, Mane was reportedly pocketing £100k.
Africa's Highest Paid Players, after Mane moves to Bayern
1. Sadio Mane 🇸🇳 (£250,000 per week)
2. Mohamed Salah 🇪🇬 (£220,000 per week)
3. Riyad Mahrez 🇩🇿 (£200K per week)
Thomas Partey 🇬🇭 (£200K per week)
5. Dede Ayew 🇬🇭 (£180K per week)
6. Achraf Hakimi 🇲🇦 (£176K per week)
— Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) June 19, 2022
Bayern Munich had to go for Sadio Mane considering that their prolific striker Robert Lewandowski is set to leave for Barcelona.
The Bundesliga side successfully lured Mane despite having their two bids rejected by Liverpool.
The deal was then ‘sealed’ a couple of days after the Reds signed the Uruguayan Darwin Nunez from Benfica. Liverpool signed the 22-year old Nunez for a record fee of £64 million.